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Our son has been asked to be a ring bearer in the wedding of a couple we regard as family. Help us get him to Illinois!
Alyce Wilson
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

A couple we consider family, Paul and Ashley, are getting married in Illinois in April. I've known Paul for almost 16 years, and he's like a brother to me. My husband, Mike Ryan, and I are thrilled that Paul has found the love of his life, and we were touched when the couple asked our son to be their ring bearer. We promised we would be there to see them united in marriage.

Unfortunately, we hadn't figured on either the high travel expenses or on several substantial car repairs towards the end of 2012 that sapped our savings. We want to honor our commitment for our son to be a part of their ceremony, but to get him there, we'll need your help.

What We Need & What You Get

Here's what we need:

    $1,200 - Air fare

        450 - Hotel

        300 - Food

        180 - Two days of missed work for Alyce

          90 - Car rental in Illinois

          60 - Parking at Philadelphia Airport

 TOTAL: $2,280

Here's what you'll get:

A number of unique perks have been donated by talented friends, including signed books, original art and games, and services. Some of these perks are limited, so if you're interested, act now! Check back regularly, as we expect to be adding more perks over time.

If you like a specific level of perk but would like to donate a higher amount of money, select the perk you prefer to receive and then, when asked how much you would like to donate, type in the amount you'd like to contribute. 

If we don't reach our entire goal, we will use the donated money towards the air fare, which is the most prohibitive expense for us. Every little bit can help us get the ringbearer to the wedding.

Help by Recycling

Even if you can’t contribute money towards my project, you can still help out! If you have a used smartphone in a drawer collecting dust, recycle it to help my project. Make sure to use the project code below when checking out.

You will receive a pre-paid mailer, all you need to do is put it in your mailbox!

Link: http://bit.ly/13Adk1K


Other Ways You Can Help

Whether or not you can contribute, there are other ways to help:

  • Get the word out for us! Share the link to the campaign, and urge your friends to check it out.
  • Use the Indiegogo share tools to let people know about us. The more our campaign is buzzed about, the more likely we'll reach our goal.
  • If you have a perk you'd like to offer, send details to Alyce at shantipoet@gmail.com.
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raised in 19 days
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$2,280 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 15, 2013
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  • $8USD
    Python Package

    In our most affordable package, for the price of a coffee & sandwich at a certain coffee chain, you'll receive a PDF containing Alyce Wilson's detailed, entertaining personal history of the Penn State Monty Python Society, as well as ten -- no, make that 11! -- original sketches that Alyce wrote for the MPS, four of which are previously unpublished. On top of that, she'll also add a personal retrospective essay on what MPS meant to her. ATTENTION: This package does NOT contain lark's vomit.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $15USD
    The Atomic! Package

    A PDF of all Chad Underkoffler's Atomic Sock Monkey Press (ASMP) products! * Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot Deluxe (board game) * Dead Inside: The Roleplaying Game of Loss and Redemption ** Cold, Hard World: The Real World Sourcebook * Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot: the Roleplaying Game * Truth & Justice ** Truth & Justice: The Turtlezilla Dossier * The Zorcerer of Zo * Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies VALUE: $75 More info: http://on.fb.me/Wj7yK1

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $20USD
    "Bayou L'Abeille"

    In this collection of short stories by A.D. Sams, she explores the richly-textured world of a Louisiana town, Bayou L'Abeille. The stories walk a fine rhythm between lovely and heartbreaking, hilarious and sad, bitter and so very, very sweet. Why not join them and experience a slice of life on the bayou? You will receive a copy signed by the author.

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $25USD
    "Warriors, Wampum & Wolves"

    John L. Moore's book is, according to one reviewer, "an in-depth look of the travels of missionaries, Native Americans, squatters, generals and some of history’s more famed characters, showcasing their multiple roles and responsibilities." His astonishing attention to detail and excellent scholarly research provide a new look at history (48 pages).

    2 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $25USD
    Comedy Greats Package

    Get a digitized copy of Alyce's radio shows & interviews with Tom Lehrer and then-Second City members Greg Hollimon, Stephen Colbert, Rose Abdoo & Aaron Rhodes. Plus, transcripts of her interviews with British greats Terry Jones, David Hatch, Ned Sherrin, Michael Frayn and writer Roger Wilmut!

    1 claimed
  • $35USD
    Dragon Print Sets

    Two sets of prints by artist Georgia Horesh featuring her distinctive, fanciful dragons. You will receive one set of Chromatic Dragons and one set of Metallic Dragons. VALUE: $40+ To view her work, visit: http://www.stormwolfstudios.com/shop.htm

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $35USD
    Personalized Poetry

    Poet and Wild Violet editor Alyce Wilson, who's also the ringbearer's mommy, will write a personalized poem for you on a subject and form of your choosing. If desired, you can even choose specific words or other specifications to include. With this perk, you will also receive a PDF of an unpublished poetry manuscript by Alyce. Delivery time may vary depending on demand. You can find examples on her LiveJournal (http://alycewilson.livejournal.com) by clicking on the Poetry tag.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $40USD
    "The Hoosier School-Master"

    This is a high-quality edition of Edward Eggleston's classic ground-breaking first novel, with an Introduction by Gustavo Bondoni, author of Tenth Orbit and Other Faraway Places, and The Curse of El Bastardo. It delves into pioneer life and the humorous politics of small-town schools at the turn of the 20th Century. This is part of the Flatwater Press Classics Library.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $45USD
    Art Lover's Package

    Works by three great artists: * 1 signed/numbered print by Georgia Horesh. * 3 original gouache & ink drawings of Meroko from "Full Moon" by Elisa Lau * 1 print, "With or Without You," by G.J. Lee VALUE: $70+

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $75USD
    LJ Idol Premium Package

    * Personalized story from Kevin Saito, who placed in the Top of LJ Idol Season 8, inspiring his first book, "From the Edge of Darkness." For your story, suggest a setting & character; he'll do the rest. Plus you'll get books by former/current LJ Idol competitors: * "Edge of Darkness," signed. * "Bayou L'Abeille" by A.D. Sams, signed. * "The Art of Life" by Alyce Wilson, signed. * "Idol Musings," a LJI compilation VALUE: $88+

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $100USD
    Editing Services

    Ten (10) hours of editing services by Alyce Wilson, author, poet and editor of Wild Violet online literary magazine. Alyce, who holds a MFA in English, will review any length of written work: from short stories and poems to several chapters of a longer work. She will evaluate writing on both a micro level (i.e. grammar, wording and spelling) and a macro level (i.e. appealing to the intended audience, achieving the expressed goals), making concrete suggestions for revision. VALUE: $250

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $250USD
    Web Site Consultation

    Five (5) hours of web site consultation by web development specialist Mike Ryan. Consultation includes a review and analysis of an existing, proposed or in-development site. After the review, Mike can provide recommendations on the design, information architecture, cross-browser compatibility, search engine optimization and/or mobile readiness. Consultation time can also be used to resolve specific web site problems. VALUE: $400

    1 out of 10 claimed
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